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2020 Audi A3 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Review

New 2020 Audi A3

2020 Audi
A3

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
CLA 250

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MSRP*
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$33,300 to $36,500
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$36,650 to $38,650
Invoice* $31,304 to $34,312 $34,451 to $36,331
MPG - City 22 - 27 23 - 25
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 33 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A3 than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A3 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A3 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Audi A3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Handling
The Audi A3 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A3 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. The Audi A3 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi A3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.